Continental scientific drilling program. [Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 17-21, 1978]

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The dynamics, structure, evolution, and genesis of the continents offer a major scientific challenge. At the same time, society faces many problems that require information about the continental crust for solution. A workshop on continental drilling for scientific purposes addressed the questions of how to maximize the scientific value of current and planned efforts of federal agencies and industry and how to supplement these efforts with holes drilled solely for scientific purpoes. Four panels addressed the scientific and associated societal problems relating to basement structures and deep continental basins, thermal regimes, mineral resources, and earthuqakes. These panels identified the main ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. January 1, 1979.

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The dynamics, structure, evolution, and genesis of the continents offer a major scientific challenge. At the same time, society faces many problems that require information about the continental crust for solution. A workshop on continental drilling for scientific purposes addressed the questions of how to maximize the scientific value of current and planned efforts of federal agencies and industry and how to supplement these efforts with holes drilled solely for scientific purpoes. Four panels addressed the scientific and associated societal problems relating to basement structures and deep continental basins, thermal regimes, mineral resources, and earthuqakes. These panels identified the main problems in each area that could be solved by information obtained from drill holes. A fifth panel considered needs for technological developments. The importance of a communications and coordinating mechanism to maximize the scientific results was noted. To this end, a Continental Scientific Drilling Program is outlined, including two advisory and guiding committees, one concerned with scientific objectives, the other with operations. (RWR)

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  • Report No.: COO-2708T022-1
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-02-2708-022
  • DOI: 10.2172/5704496 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5704496
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093672

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Continental scientific drilling program. [Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 17-21, 1978], report, January 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093672/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.